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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 14, 2010 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

Dumb question, I know, but is there a charge for internet access on the iPhone? (Streaming would really add up!) And does anyone know, perchance, if the streaming would work overseas? I totally hate my current cell phone and want to get a real one, and this could definitely push me to an iPhone.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 14, 2010 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

There are charges for Internet access... I think it might add up to about $30/month. I also hate service on the ATT network, Verizon is preferable for good reception, and I believe Verizon just cut a deal with Apple. That said, caveat emptor - this link from the Times might put you off...

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/consumer-reports-says-iphone-4-has-design-flaw/

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 14, 2010 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

Hmmm. Well, my options will be "none of the above," since I won't be in the U.S. Maybe I'll hold off on the iPhone until I find out if I can get access overseas and how that works. Which I'm pretty sure I can, but still.

I prefer Verizon, too. I don't like ATT, and I gazillion-hate TMobile, cuz we tried a "free two-week trial" over a year ago, returned it within the time frame, and thanks to some weird snafu on their end, it keeps going to collection, getting resolved with apologies from them, popping up in their system again months later, yada yada. I get to fax the documentation once AGAIN to the dorks today. It's the free trial that won't die.

So, all would-be TMobile users, you are hereby forewarned ...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 15, 2010 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

There is no charge for anything if you are in a hotspot or otherwise known as wi-fi or wireless area.
I was showing a non-tech savvy friend how to use his I-pod Touch just yesterday, and went to archive, and could stream over here in Indonesia. So yes, it is available overseas.

This post was modified by barongsong on 2010-07-16 01:31:41

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 15, 2010 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

Thanks! That's encouraging.

I thought I'd seen folks on the forum outside the US. Indonesia? Excellent. I'll be in Nepal. That'll make at least two Deadheads in Asia :-)

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jul 15, 2010 9:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Double Holy Crap!

There are a few of us Asia people on the forum here. But most only check in every once in a while. Have fun in Nepal.